Dean Lombardi pounded the table and tried to explain it all.
His eyes darting back and forth, the Team USA general manager tried to explain the Americans' unexpected and disappointing early exit from the World Cup of Hockey.
Along the way, Lombardi blamed himself for plenty.
The hockey veteran with two Stanley Cup rings said he would have done four or five things differently, most notably preparing his team to face Team Europe and not focus on Canada. But Lombardi defended the decision not to take more skilled players like Phil Kessel because he believes the U.S. couldn't match Canada's depth of talent so it tried to win the tournament another way.